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The Yellow Moon and Chopin

Post 7421

P. Phred Firecloud

Thank you, Dmitri! I can see my old stuff again...with a new U-number.

So everything that isn't the Piney default is called Ripley as a matter of programmer humor...got it...I like Brunel/Ripley for conversations and Alabaster/Ropley for everything else...except the Front Page...


The Yellow Moon and Chopin

Post 7422

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - ok


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7423

cactuscafe

(sips morning coffee in Cafe Stay Home, and considers the extraordinarily intelligent and prolific output of her friends.)

What??? There's people out there who have written more Guide Entries than Mister D?

(takes another sip of morning coffee in Cafe Stay Home)

(heads off to check Phreddy's account, that has turned up. Very clever these wonderful people who can rootle through the h2g2 archives to bring treasure to light.

smiley - coffee

Makes me think about archaeological digs. What would I like to find under the earth?

My Dad used to find flint arrow heads, that turned up after the fields were ploughed.

I'd like to find something that couldn't be immediately identified. Like a stone with a strange pattern or map on it.


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7424

cactuscafe

Ah yes!! Phreddy's Guide Entries!

And there's the Travelogue pieces you did for The Post!!! smiley - thepost That's amazing!!!

I love your intro page, Entering Unknown Zone ....


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7425

cactuscafe

Creative report from Cafe Stay Home. Just rabbiting here. Then I'll hop off.

With time to spare, I decided to melt my attempted word patterns into music (no, really?? smiley - rofl).

It has been going well in fact, my little synth is steaming. smiley - rofl.

At this time, I feel so dependent on scientists and all the front line workers, and everyone really, like all the human community spirit. I think I feel inadequate. I want to make a difference.

In the face of such a vast challenge, with so many questions, my words seem somehow pointless, if they're not useful to the cause. Music seems more abstract or something ...

However the titles of the pieces and the odd random echo-lyric still sneak in.

Quite good to see them really. smiley - rofl At least they make me smile. Is it OK to smile about stupid things, despite the gravity?

I guess its all balance.

Yesterday's piece was entitled Peculiar Poems Perch On My Head And Pirouette With Outstretched Wings.


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7426

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

'They also serve who only sit and wait.' Milton. Truer words were never spoke during a quarantine. smiley - smiley

If you think things couldn't get any weirder, think again.

Outside my window, the world is a beautiful white.

Yes, children, it snowed on Good Friday. smiley - grr

In the meantime, one thing you can all do to help during this time is to keep the h2g2 Post supplied with copy guaranteed to help the planet while away the lonely hours.

I always need: photos, photos with poems, photos with stories, short stories, brief essays on whatever's going on in your head, if anything, reports of events, artwork, cartoons, comics, videos you put on Youtube (we embed), etc. Also book and movie reviews, if you've found something worth sharing. smiley - smiley


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7427

cactuscafe

It snowed on Good Friday???? Like, today?? smiley - snowball

Is this characteristic?

I do remember snow in April. I remember crying smiley - wah as a kid, because there was snow on the daffodils.

smiley - coffee

OK so I won't feel inadequate any more. smiley - rofl.

I'll get to work on some photos for the Post. I checked my phone gallery a few days ago, to try to find something. I think I've sent you just about ever pic I ever took, that is shareable. smiley - rofl I'll have to get to work on some new stuff, erm, from the flat.


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7428

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - ok

Yep, it's snowing, and no, that's not exactly normal for this time of year, but it's not unheard of, alas. smiley - sigh And it had better not mess with my daffodils, they were all ready to pop.


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7429

P. Phred Firecloud

..they also serve...I was thinking of Churchill or FDR...Milton...<ok)

...Daffodil Days...a fundraising event held by the American Cancer Society, but only in the states where daffodils bloom on the right days...

...Strange Poets I have admired...James Dickey...Jim Morrison

To do list:
- Make the bed
- Order groceries
- Read the paper
- Help landscape Committee prune shrubs (27-foot distance)...they prune, we bag..
- Boring!

...you made me think of "WWII Tank Crew poetry"...what an interesting thing to Google..or find in the attic...

...Flasback...Trick or treating in two feet of snow...Ithaca, New York, 1948...walking in the snow, barefoot, 5 miles uphill, both ways to go to school...smiley - biggrin


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7430

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork In Ithaca, I believe it. My parents lived in Horseheads for about a decade. You were far above Cayuga's waters...

Okay. Here is video proof of today's outrage, complete with angry birds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Kt6Na216k


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7431

P. Phred Firecloud

Chopin and Bluegrass?smiley - cheers


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7432

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - snork I calls 'em like I sees 'em. (At least, I played the Chopin.)


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7433

P. Phred Firecloud

My father was arrested in Horseheads in 1940. He and a friend. "Coxy" got drunk and drove to a Horseheads' funeral parlor to see an embalmed corpse.

The indigent corpse was nicknamed "Bill Bailey" and was displayed behind glass as an example of the embalmer's work.

My father, Harry. and Coxy started playing grabass and Coxy got pushed through the plate glass...I still have the newspaper clipping from the Ithaca Journal somewhere.

The police came and put them both in jail for the night to sober up.

Yes..truth is stranger...


smiley - cakesmiley - cake


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7434

P. Phred Firecloud

Actually we were down in the Ithaca delta area...333 Center Street is where I was born in my Grandma's house...Mom Was building radar actuated artillery fuses up on the hills and Dad had just entered France...smiley - cake


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7435

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - rofl That's a great tale!

Now, hint...that would make a great story to write up for the Post...hint... smiley - winkeye


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7436

minorvogonpoet

Here in Sussex, it was sunny and warm for Good Friday.smiley - smiley

We went for a walk to our local Common - it's not far and there's enough space to avoid people. We did see a police car with 'Stay at Home' on the back, but they weren't bothering us.

There were butterflies: orange tip, brimstone and peacock.smiley - orangebutterfly


Cafe Stay Home

Post 7437

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

smiley - cool


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